Build a delicious marriage foundation with a unity sandwich #Ceremony Advice#flower crown#food#steal-this-idea#unity ceremony July 25 2012 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Photos by Patty Michels Photography Unity candles, unity sand ceremonies, unity salt ceremonies, unity cocktails, and now the UNITY SANDWICH! Rachel and her groom decided that the ever-popular sammich was the ideal metaphor for their marriage. Here are the layers and their meanings: Bread: The foundation that represents trust and communication Meat: Representing strength from protein Colby Jack cheese: Representing two families coming together like the mixed cheese Tomato: Rachel says, "Is it a fruit? Is it a vegetable? It's technically a fruit, but it's still weird and confusing… so tomatoes represent conflict." HA! Lettuce: Pulled from the head, it represents the dreams they share Mayo and mustard: Adding flavor and excitement to the marriage You may now take a bite! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark is Offbeat Bride's Senior Editor. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS Bailie & Curtis' tattooed vegans meet grandma's attic wedding NEXT Science, Math, Pop Culture!: Nerdy wedding invitations Show/Hide comments [ 16 ] Best ever! 6 agree Reply That's awesome! We would be having conflict over condiments. 😉 2 agree Reply Same! I love this idea… but we'd never agree on what to put on the sandwich. 🙂 2 agree Reply It's lunchtime here at work, I have an hour left before I can take my lunch. That sammich is screaming at me. MUST. HAVE. SAMMICHESSSS! Reply LOL! And I like how it serves the dual purpose of making sure the couple eats something. 13 agree Reply "Dude, I bet we'll be really hungry by the time the ceremony rolls around." "Don't worry, I've got a plan…" 24 agree Reply I didn't even think of that! I'm completely jacking this idea. Utter genius. Reply My fiance is going to lose his mind for this idea! and knowing that he's going to love it makes me love it that much more! Reply My fiance LOVES sandwiches…hmm… Reply THIS. IS. GENIUS. I may have to do something like this… Reply Provided nobody is too nervous to eat, this is really cool! Reply AAAAAAAAHHHH!!! I love it! Reply So freaking adorable. I love this website! I'm inspired to happy tears! 1 agrees Reply these two look like a fun couple! Reply This is in our timeline, our planner will be getting it out of our fridge and setting it up. I will post pictures. I have to say, I think this is the part we're most excited about! Reply My fiancé and I are doing a burrito unity ceremony. We are each going to add toppings that we like some of them my partner will not like and I won't like some of his. But we are learning to appreciate the things the other enjoys even if we dislike them ourselves. (I like nature and he likes video games. So I will end up dealing with jalapeños while he deals with sour cream.) we don't have specific meanings for our ingredients but it's supposed to be fun. We are having chipotle at the reception. 3 agree Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.